Who We Are

Welcome to the Northern Virginia District

We are the Northern Virginia District of the United Methodist Church.

We are located at 3600 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. The Northern Virginia District is one of the eight districts in the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Prior to July 2022 we were the Arlington and Alexandria Districts.

For Clergy

Northern Virginia District Clergy can find information about Resource Groups, Clergy meetings, and more online in our Clergy section.

For Laity

Our laity make ministry happen at their local churches, in their communities, and throughout the world. Find resources for laity and more on our Laity page. 


Find information about these upcoming events and more on our EVENTS page.

lay servant ministries logo + information about the lay servant academy<br />
General Conference 2024 logo + GC Debriefing information
General Conference 2024 logo + GC Debriefing information
va annual conference 2024 movement logo

Training Events


Our District Staff strives to help churches reach their communities by providing training and resources.

Coaching & Consultation


Our District Staff seeks to empower clergy and laity in their ministry by providing tools and resources as well as offering retreats ans consultations.




People to Reach

Latest News & Information

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Therefore, Go!

As we approach the season of General Conference in the United Methodist Church, it's crucial to reflect on our mission: "To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world," a...

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Farewell to Sarah Calvert

Farewell to Sarah Calvert

The Northern Virginia Admin Team invites all clergy and laity of the Northern Virginia District to the Farewell Celebration honoring Rev. Dr. Sarah Calvert, District Superintendent. Event Details:...

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Bishop Sue Visits NoVa

Bishop Sue Visits NoVa

It was a great joy to welcome Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson to Northern Virginia this weekend. Bishop Sue is visiting all Virginia Conference districts to get to know their churches, missions,...

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NoVa District Training Day

Saturday, January 20, 2024


NoVa District Training Day was Saturday, January 20. It was a joy to be back in person together and was awesome to connect virtually with so many. We learned A LOT and are excited to continue to improve this event. Missed Training Day? That's OK- our workshops are available until July 20, 2024 with a virtual ticket. Grab one today!


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Find resources for your ministry on our Resources page!

Resource ListMinistry Partners